Welcome back to my Vintage Style series everyone! This week I am making some changes to my dining room for summer and I have been looking at a lot of dining rooms online and in magazines to gather some inspiration. As I was browsing around on Pinterest I came across so many delightful dining rooms with the most amazing vintage dining room furniture and antique dining tables. Today I will be discussing the “Timeless Beauty of Antique Dining Tables” and sharing some gorgeous dining table inspiration with you.
Whether the overall style is traditional, French Country, farmhouse, cottage, rustic, colonial or modern minimalist, a beautiful antique dining table always takes center stage.
This 19th Century Directoire walnut dining table is absolutely stunning when paired with painted French Country chairs with lovely linen slip covered seats.
Traditional dining rooms with mahogany, oak or cherry antique dining tables are still as popular as ever due to their timeless beauty and elegance. These tables are versatile enough to use in casual or formal dining rooms.
Today’s homeowners are breaking all the old design rules and mixing decorative accents and furnishings from a variety of styles. Rustic antique dining tables can be paired with more formal chairs in chic French Country farmhouse dining rooms. Painted and distressed vintage chairs or slipcovered Parson’s chairs can be used in lieu of chairs that match the table as part of a dining room suite.
via Home and Garden Design Ideas
In this beautiful dining room, modern chairs flank an antique dining table with a traditional walnut finish. This beautiful room is filled with antiques and vintage finds, so the modern chairs are a nice contrast and keep the room from looking “stuffy ” or dated.
This gorgeous antique dining table has a definite “wow factor,” along with the unexpected addition of minimalist metal chairs in this chic and modern kitchen.
Here is another beautiful example of the unexpected mix of modern chairs with a traditional antique dining table.
Another stylish option is to add tempered glass to protect the top of your beloved antique table, or simply choose a gorgeous tempered glass dining table. You can stick with traditional clear glass, or go for more of a retro look by choosing among many creative options in design and colors.
Black and white tempered glass table tops are popular choices for dining spaces with more of a retro-vintage vibe.
Antique Farm Table Via Liz Marie Blog
Rustic metal industrial chairs are also a great choice for century old weathered and worn antique farm tables.
Shabby chic and romantic French Country decor enthusiasts can’t get enough of the beautiful details and patina on antique dining tables, especially those with chipping paint, cerused oak, and distressed finishes.
Smaller antique dining tables are often repurposed in other areas of the home. In this photo a beautiful 18th century Gustavian drop leaf antique dining table doubles as a console table. I have found several other beautiful ideas for using dining tables in other areas of the home, so I will sharing a post on that topic in the future.
I hope you have enjoyed exploring the timeless beauty of antique dining tables with me today! I love talking about antiques and furniture, so I will certainly be following up this post with more examples of antique dining room furniture and vintage style dining rooms. If you can’t wait for more gorgeous dining room ideas, you can also check out my Traditional Dining Room Inspiration post next.
Which style of antique dining table shared here today is your favorite? Do you have an antique or vintage dining table that you love? Let’s talk more about antique dining tables. I love hearing from you, dear readers!
Thanks for visiting today!
Sharing at: Share Your Cup Style Showcase Vintage Charm Wow Us Wednesdays Savvy Southern Style
I love the French farmhouse table ( that shouldn’t come as a surprise!) but I also love the beautiful federal style tables too!June 1, 2018 at 12:10 pm
I can’t choose a favorite! You shared so many gorgeous ones! I love all the ways these tables were paired with different styles of chairs! So fun!June 1, 2018 at 12:38 pm
I love the one from Anderson Grant! I love an antique look and this post was full of such fun ideas that I will have to revisit once I start to decorate my own space! Very inspiring.June 5, 2018 at 10:30 am
All of them were so gorgeous!! thanks for sharing this post!June 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm
You have gathered up some gorgeous examples. This is a delightful post. Thank you!June 6, 2018 at 11:58 pm
Thank you so much Sarah! I enjoyed this post although it made me want to go shopping for antique dining tables that I don’t need! Thanks for visiting today!June 13, 2018 at 2:55 pm
The French Farmhouse table looks fantastic! I love the light blue chairs mixed with the white walls. Great colors in that photo.June 7, 2018 at 12:06 am
Hi Van, I love that table too! It is one of my favorites in the post. Thanks for stopping by and come back again anytime!June 13, 2018 at 2:54 pm
I love the detail in all of the antique dining tables! The different shapes and patterns can really pull a modern room together with a classic and timeless shape!June 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm
Hi Isabella! I love the idea of using vintage pieces to add a bit of character to modern rooms! I am so glad you visited today. Come back again soon!June 13, 2018 at 2:50 pm
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t really vibe with antique or traditional pieces, but I actually love most of these tables! They can really suit any style of a room.June 8, 2018 at 9:53 pm
Hi Kate! I really tried to find some inspiration of antique tables that could be used in more modern decor too. I am so glad you liked the tables. Thanks for stopping by!June 13, 2018 at 2:49 pm
I love these big beautiful tables! They would be perfect for entertaining at the holidays. but almost too beautiful to eat at! haJune 9, 2018 at 6:26 pm
Beautiful inspiration, Amber! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!June 10, 2018 at 10:41 pm
Thank you Cecilia!June 13, 2018 at 2:44 pm
Thank you for your refreshing inspiration! Beautiful French & shabby chic mix, so unique!June 11, 2018 at 12:23 am
You are welcome Melina! I am so glad you enjoyed the post. I always like to share a mix of styles that everyone can enjoy. Thanks for visiting today, come back anytime!June 13, 2018 at 2:43 pm
Antique is the way to go, especially for a well used piece of furniture like a dining room table! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!June 11, 2018 at 12:41 am
Hi Hannah! I just really can’t see any reason to buy a new table when there are so many marvelous antique tables out there waiting to be loved! Thank you so much for stopping by today, please come back again soon!June 13, 2018 at 2:43 pm
This might be my new aesthetic for my dining room. Thank you so much for sharing!June 11, 2018 at 9:03 am
You are welcome John! I am so glad you were inspired. Thanks for stopping by today!June 13, 2018 at 2:42 pm
I am a sucker for those beautiful dining tables with the huge, chunky legs! They’re my favorite. I love all that you have featured here.June 11, 2018 at 6:04 pm
I’d like to invite you to share this post at my party. 🙂 You can find it at http://www.theorganizeddream.com
You showed some beautiful examples. I liked the look of the modern chairs paired with the older tables. I love dining rooms although they aren’t used much.June 11, 2018 at 10:11 pm
I agree with you that most people don’t use dining rooms anymore except for holidays and special occasions. I think our family is an exception, we do eat in our dining room for nearly every meal. Thanks for visiting today!June 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm
Love these tables!! These are so great and really tie the room together! The white painted antique tables are so beautiful.June 12, 2018 at 9:49 pm
Hi Mary! I loved working on this post! Although it is certainly a want and not a need, I sometimes wish I had a huge home with many rooms so I could play around with all different styles of furniture and design styles because I love them all. Thanks so much for stopping by today!June 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm
Love the unique ideas! I have a vintage table shabby chic ed, but have been looking for ideas for my chairs which are eclectic…I love the different ways they are used here with modern & antique looks!
You’re most welcome to drop by for a cuppa anytime!June 12, 2018 at 10:07 pm
Thank you Jennifer! Working on a post like this makes me realize I can never ever just settle on one decorating style! I love so many. Basically, if its old and beautiful, I love it! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will certainly be visiting your blog soon!June 13, 2018 at 2:18 pm
Beautiful round up of dining rooms. I’m having a hard time picking a favorite. Loving all of them!June 15, 2018 at 6:33 am
So many beauties Amber! I wish I had an antique dining table. There were a few that stopped me in my tracks! Thanks for sharing with SYC.June 15, 2018 at 6:09 pm
I had a table that looked just like the 19th century Directoire you posted when I was growing up! Such a beautiful table. The older the better, it seems!June 21, 2018 at 10:17 am
Antique furniture has so much character. I love the idea of putting a bench at the dinner table, thank you for the dining room inspiration!June 25, 2018 at 6:21 pm
Gorgeous images. I especially like all of the wood french country style dining room tables and the chippy shabby chic dining chairs and tables. Thanks for posting!August 22, 2018 at 5:10 pm